Drivers in the BMW M2 Cup are anticipating races three and four of the season at the Norisring from 1 to 3 July. However, the action on the street circuit is not the weekend’s only highlight – the event is regarded as BMW M’s home race, guaranteeing pure motorsport feeling off the track as well.
“This will be an exciting event for us all”, comments series manager Jörg Michaelis. “BMW M celebrates its 50th anniversary this year – this should of course be honoured accordingly at the home race. We are expecting over 230 guests at the weekend. Among them are guest groups from Siemens and Goodyear as well as other companions and partners. In addition, there will be a well-filled starting grid with talented drivers who, of course, want to put on a really good show for the spectators.”
The existing field of drivers from the Lausitzring will be completed by further guest entrants. As usual, the cars will be drawn before the weekend to guarantee absolute equality of opportunity for all starters. Each BMW M2 CS Racing will wear the corporate design of one of the partners.
The tradition-steeped circuit was also part of the one-make cup calendar in the inaugural season in 2021. At that time, the finale took place on the circuit in the heart of Nuremberg. Tough braking manoeuvres, few run-off areas, but close proximity to the wall and crash barrier – the 2.3-kilometre circuit thrills drivers and spectators alike and will once again present the field with some very special challenges in 2022.
At the same time, the character of the BMW M2 Cup becomes clear here: “Our main focus in the series is on training and promoting young racing drivers. In the Cup, they should learn the craft for their future careers. This also includes adjusting to different race tracks, such as a street circuit,” says driver coach David Kolkmann.
The starting signal for the two races in the DTM supporting programme will be given on Saturday at 12:05 and Sunday at 11:20